A Modern Airport Wedding at Zaxby's Hangar in Winder, Georgia

Kelsey Todd (25 and the owner of a nannying business) and Andrew Pinckney (33 and a medical device salesman) really took their modern wedding to new h

Kelsey Todd (25 and the owner of a nannying business) and Andrew Pinckney (33 and a medical device salesman) really took their modern wedding to new heights. The couple said "I do" in Zaxby's Hangar in Winder, Georgia—Kelsey's dad is a pilot and the contractor behind the space. In fact, Kelsey and Andrew's spring wedding was the first event at the venue. They dressed up the stark white interior with navy and coral accents, with a touch of glam gold and inspiration from Kelsey’s favorite designer, Lilly Pulitzer. Vibrant coral, blush and ivory Flowers by On softened the space, and ferns filled with fairy lights separated the ceremony and reception areas in the large, open space. The wedding coordinator, Function, made sure the day progressed without delay. Kelsey’s processional was undeniably a highlight: As Andrew waited for Kelsey to walk down the aisle, the massive hangar doors opened and she taxied up in a vintage airplane, surprising everyone. (Way to make a grand entrance!) The airplane theme continued at the reception, where guests found their dining tables arranged by flight boarding zones as Kelsey’s dad welcomed everyone as if they were about to take flight. Everyone even received their own set of customized pilot wing pins to wear and take home. Anna K. Photography beautifully captured all the details—see below.

Intricate gold swirl trim on the notched neckline added chic charm to the navy Janice Shift bridesmaid dresses by Lilly Pulitzer. Each bridesmaid wore gold wedges with a gold bracelet engraved with her initials—a gift from Kelsey.
Kelsey's dad surprised everyone with airplane pilot wings as wedding favors. The pins were engraved with Kelsey and Andrew's names and shared last name.
The groomsmen wore matching gray three-piece suits with navy ties and coral rose boutonnieres. The pilot wings pin wedding favors added a nod to the airplane theme.
Kelsey designed the gold and navy stationery from a template on Wedding Paper Divas. Kelsey and Andrew made them extra-special by placing the invitations in a trifold with a pocket that had how many seats were reserved in each guest's honor and the details of the reception.
Kelsey had her heart set on an oval diamond engagement ring. Knowing Kelsey loves sapphires, Andrew added a sapphire halo to her engagement ring and they selected her sapphire wedding ring to match. His ring was gray gold with a Hebrew bible verse engraved inside.
Carrie's Bridal Collection was Kelsey's only stop to find her dress. She wore a one-of-a-kind ball gown with a strapless beaded bodice and full organza skirt. "When I put on my dress, I knew that was it," Kelsey says.
Kelsey's sparkly Kate Spade heels set the tone for the entire wedding day. The glittery gold heels were the perfect height for her dress too.
Flowers by On created incredibly fresh bridal party bouquets filled with coral flowers and hanging green amaranthus. Kelsey's bridal bouquet had lush pink peonies and spray roses, while her bridesmaid bouquets consisted of spray roses.
Gold chiavari chairs and a gold sequined aisle runner added color to the all-white hangar where Kelsey and Andrew hosted their ceremony. Lanterns and bouquets of white hydrangeas and baby's breath enhanced the romantic vibe.
The ceremony took place Zaxby's Hangar in Winder, Georgia, where Kelsey and Andrew said "I do" under a crystal chandelier in front of a mahogany table altar draped in flowers and candles. They participated in the sand-unity tradition and combined sand from the beaches each used to visit.
Andrew wore a gray three-piece suit with a gold tie to match the wedding colors. He and his groomsmen wore coral rose boutonnieres and monogrammed cuff links—his gift to them.
Kelsey wanted to add some color and sparkle to the all-white airplane hangar. She separated the ceremony area from the reception with palms and ferns for greenery, which she filled with fairy lights. The hangar turned into a room with a view when the doors opened to reveal the beautiful Georgia sunset and fresh evening air.
The reception tables were all arranged by airport boarding zones, and Kelsey's dad, a pilot, gave a welcome toast that readied the guests for flight. The dining tables had gold or blue and white chevron overlays that added texture to the monochromatic hangar. The cocktail tables had full-length tablecloths tied in the middle with a coral ribbon.
All the dining tables had DIY "boarding zone" table numbers made with cork, ribbon and a wooden airplane painted in gold glitter. Coral and blush floral arrangements of spray roses and astilbes surrounded by gold candles topped the smaller tables, while candelabras, lanterns and photos decorated the larger tables.
Kelsey wore her hair in an intricate updo with a braid across the back, which she paired with a stunning crystal hair accessory with touches of blue that matched her rings. She wore natural makeup with extra emphasis around her eyes.
After they got engaged, Kelsey and Andrew danced on the beach to Blake Shelton's "Mine Would Be You." Naturally, they selected it as their first-dance song. "We sang it to each other the whole time we danced," Kelsey says.
Coral sugar flowers topped Kelsey's three-tier wedding cake. The white buttercream frosting had pretty lace designs all the way around, an the inside was all lemon cream. Did it taste as good as it looked? According to Kelsey, "It was amazing!"
A white trolley brought Kelsey, Andrew and their wedding party to and from the wedding. At the end of the reception, Kelsey and Andrew had a sparkler exit, but the night wasn't over. According to Kelsey: "We really wanted to continue the party, so we invited all the wedding party and some friends onto the trolley to downtown Athens to continue the celebration."